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THIS WEEK IN REVIEW .... April 18, 2013
This weeks Reporter- Don Smith

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Guests:  Rev. Robinson introduced Bryn Boyer. Scott Manley introduced Sam Andrews and Joe Gomez, he knows them from Craig. Peter mentioned that Sam and Joe were instrumental in Peters volunteer work at Craig.

Fines:   Ed Bezjak was fined for returning to the meetings after being away for several months. Ed turned right around and fined Table 1 for “being back”. Don Smith fined Phil Grimm for his brain washing of Don when Phil is the SOD….”It was a dark and stormy night” was all that Don could think of as he looked out the hospital windows waiting for his Great-granddaughter to be born…(it was snowing)…Don was fined for “thinking about Phil at such a wonderful time in Don’s life and spoiling the event by thinking of Phil”. And, Rev. Robinson was fined for advertising.

Announcements:  Ken Kelley announced that he will NOT be on the Board of Directors this coming year because (that brought on a nice round of applause) he said he is officially the Governor Elect for the District, taking over from Linda Holloway.

Remember, if you bring in a new member and he stays 6 months, you get Free Dues - per new member for a quarter.


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Sertoman of the Day:   Orian woke up this morning all in a twitter when it dawned on him that he was the SOD today so since everyone has heard his presentation before, almost monthly, he decided he would do something different this time and asked John Vierthaler to provide 5 questions related to his past (as it turned out, John asked 6 questions of course). The first question was: Who brought you into the club for which Orian told us to look around the room and you will not see anyone that did……and it went downhill from there.

Orian Hunter started off by saying after 60 years, it’s the same ole story. Orian Hunter was born in Denver, not to far from the South Platte River but he didn’t mention the date. He went to schools all over the place, including Grad School in Wisconsin. He was a teacher in a couple states.

Several years ago, Orian was teaching in Sterling and at Kingsburg but decided he was paying to much in taxes and decided to retire. Orian has a Principals License from the U. of Phoenix. He wanted to work for them so he sent his resume in and was hired, along with 75 other applicants. After all the training and classes, I think he said he did not get the job. He does teach for them in the evenings.

He is a grandpa with 3 grandsons and he found out one of them is like him. He is still married to Ellen after 38 years. They enjoy life riding around on their Vespa’s.

Orian’s military consisted of 2 years of Army ROTC. (He wasn’t even sure if it was Army, what do they teach people now a days?). He didn’t seem too disappointed when they asked him to hang up his uniform.

Orian was a President in 2001-2002 and claims two contributions to the club. 1) The Western Welcome Lemonade stand and 2) improving the speech pattern of a certain club member huh….huh…(well, that one didn’t pan out). The guy that brought him into the club is long gone from the club (I didn’t catch his name). Listen to OrianHunter.mp3

Program:   Mike Magee and Dick Enslow gave us a pretty detailed review of what they do when they de-ice planes at DIA (other than squirt each other with type 1 and type 4 liquids). Mike showed many photos he had taken to go along with his description of the airport grounds, the vehicles and controls in the cab of the trucks and the boom buckets.

Mike says keeps his alarm clock set to go off shortly after 3 am when he knows he will be on duty. Depending on the storms, they try to give the guys a day or two of warning and then it is up to the guys if they want to go in or not. Mike is an old time pro at this job, having been doing it now for about 8 years but Dick is pretty new, this is his first year.

Every year they have to go through training on how to operate the equipment, how to spray the different types of planes and how to tell if all the ice has been removed. Each airlines has their own set of rules and the truck drivers have to keep detailed records on each plane. Ice adds excess weight to an airplane and creates drag so the air doesn’t flow over the wings surface like it should which will reduce lift causing aerodynamic stall. Ice has been known to bring many planes down, killing many passengers so it is a very important job during the winter time.

The guys use two different types of spray when de-icing. Type 1 is usually a 50/50 mix of water and Propylene glycol which is heated to at least 160 degrees and type 4 is Propylene glycol but unheated and undiluted.        Listen to Mike and Dick about deicing.mp3 

Here is a great link on  How does ice cause a plane to crash?

Upcoming programs:
Apr 25 – Terry Chase – 7 Things I Learned in Spinal Rehab
May 2 – Kirk Mitchell, Denver Post Cold Case Reporting
May 9 – Steve Smith – Sports Writer

List of future programs        Past programs.pdf

Upcoming events:
July 15: S.W. & Arapahoe Sertoma’s Charity Golf Tournament at Pine Hurst
Aug 27th, Tues @ Foothills Golf Course, the 23rd Annual Arapahoe Sertoma Fall Golf Classic
Dec. 13th: Christmas party @ Buell Mansion
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Upcoming SOD list
Apr 25 – Doug Harder
May 2 – Rick Jacobus
May 9 – Ken Kelley & BOD
May 16 – Dick Laskey
May 23 – Mike Magee
May 30 – Scott Manley

(BOD means Board of Dir. meeting)

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